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True.  However, COBOL is easily read code as well.... Yes, I did just make that comparison. =D
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Nothing is perfect, but here is a nice guide to removing some of your personal information that may be floating around on the internet.
Don't want your home address or other personal info published to the world? This weekend, take an hour or two to make yourself a less visible target.
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Now this is what I'm talking about.  A nice board you can place in a hard to reach (but important) place (as possibly a sensor), and not have to worry about changing the battery all the time.
Atmel's 32-bit SAM L controllers, shipping soon, take low power to new extremes .
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I know, VMWare has some good products, but geez... to refuse for so long when it (appears) so blatantly obvious that they used part of Linux as a base for ESX (ESXi)?  Looks like stupidity reigns again. I wish the FSF the best of luck, and thank them for standing up in spite of VMWare's obvious resistance.
Summary:VMware has been accused of violating Linux's open-source license, the GPLv2, in its ESXi product line.
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Nice concise, easy to understand article about the upcoming changes to the venerable HTTP protocol.
Look at the address bar in your browser. See those letters at the front, "HTTP"? That stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the mechanism a browser use
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Ugly business.  At least someone found it.
Summary:This security hole, which impacts many older versions of Linux and some current ones, should be patched as soon as possible.
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Well made points, and a nasty slippery slope.
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IT Security people I know roll their eyes when they see the extravagant claims that traditional AV products increasingly make.  That said, some protection is better than none, and the products can help.  They just aren't the end-all-and-be-all they are made out to be.
Standalone antivirus is no longer effective at stopping today’s increasingly sophisticated barrage of key loggers, backdoors, rootkits, Trojan horses, worms and spyware.
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It's no wonder people hate cable and internet providers so much.
Only months after moving into his new home in Washington state, Consumerist reader Seth is already looking to sell his house. He didn't lose his job or discover that the property is haunted. No, Se...
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Ever wonder what the plethora of information dealers have on you?  Granted this isn't a complete look, but at least it has ways for you to find out what some of the "Specialty Consumer Reporting" companies have on you.  Linked in the article is a pdf that lists how to contact these companies, what they require from you to get a report, as well as how much (if anything) that it will cost you.  Nice information.
You know that credit reports reveal your borrowing and payment history, but are you aware there are dozens of other “specialty” consumer reports that track everything from your rental history to your prescription purchases? These reports can affect your ability to write a check, obtain insurance ...
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Fantastic, spot on criticism of the entire BS about some "legal" backdoor in encryption. To see the CISO of a major tech company stand up and say so in a plain and straightforward manner is very encouraging.
Exec compares secure backdoor to "drilling a hole in the windshield."
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Fascinating article, with some of the best minds in the world addressing the topic.  None of them are too lengthy, but the quantity of them (over 180 comments) is a bit overwhelming.  Well worth the time to peruse.
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Pulling net neutrality from a swamp of lies | Computerworld
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The FCC has given net neutrality new life, but there’s still a lot of work to be done — and there’s an incredible amount of nonsense being s

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The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course

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I woke up at 4 am to old-timey dubstep spewing from my pillows as the lights flashed on throughout the house.

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Excellent pizza, with a cracker thin crust. If you love thin crust pizza, this is the thinnest (and tastiest) that I've ever had.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Fantastic non-TexMex Mexican food. I love it, and it is by far my families favorite for this type of food. The service and food have always been flawless, and although I've sent numerous friends and family there, nobody I know has ever had a bad thing to say about it.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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Great restaurant. Staff is friendly, and the food is good. Been ordering from here for 4 years, and never regretted any order.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago